July’s book is Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iversen. Discussion will be Monday July 26th 6:30 pm, and you may attend the discussion in person at UU Casper or on Zoom. Click here for how to attend on Zoom. You can pick up a copy of the book at UU Casper, or email email@example.com or contact Laura Gossman to request a copy. Everyone is welcome!
The Book Club read this book together several years ago, but felt now is a great time to read it again! According to the author’s website kristeniversen.com/book/full-body-burden, “Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated “the most contaminated site in America.” It’s the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and—unknown to those who lived there—tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.” (Read more)
“Winner, Colorado Book Award & Reading the West Award. A Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews & American Library Association. Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic. Finalist, Barnes & Noble Discover Award & Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. More than 20 universities around the country have chosen Full Body Burden for their First Year Experience/ Common Read Programs, including Virginia Commonwealth University, St. Bonaventure University, Fort Lewis College, California State University at Sacramento, Madison Community College, and Michigan Tech University.”